July 24, 2015

Euthanasia Inquiry Told Medical Professionals Uncomfortable Giving Elderly Patients Pain Relief for Fear of Prosecution

(ABC.net.au) – Nurses and doctors fear the consequences of giving terminally ill patients pain relief that might hasten their death, a Victorian parliamentary inquiry has heard. A cross-party committee is examining whether state legislation adequately allows people to make informed … Read More

July 24, 2015

Doctors and Nurses More Involved in Patients’ ‘End-of-Life’ Decisions – Study

(Stuff.co.nz) – Doctors and nurses are playing increasing roles in prescribing, supplying or administering drugs that may hasten a patient’s death, according to new research. A University of Auckland study anonymously surveyed 650 GPs. Sixteen reported prescribing, supplying or administering … Read More

July 21, 2015

“I’d Rather Be Dead': Euthanasia Inquiry to Examine Melbourne Woman’s Plea to Die

(ABC.net) – The cross-party committee will investigate whether state legislation adequately allows people to make informed choices about how they manage the end of their lives. Inquiry chair, Liberal MP Edward O’Donohoe, said the committee would examine everything from palliative … Read More

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